Community Updates

The community updates page centralizes information including links to community and newcomer services, funding opportunities, media release, research reports and related resources. Please click  the category below to access relevant information or scroll down to read further.


Community Programs

Community Cafe hours – 4100 Lawrence Ave East 

Fitness Club @ Scarborough East Early Years Center on Mondays and Thursdays 

Food Bank Hours – 4100 Lawrence Ave East

Fun for Seniors – Senior’s Cafe

Malvern Family Resource Centre_Youth and Family Counselling Program

Malvern Family Resource Centre_Youth and Family Counselling Walk-in Clinic

Senior’s Cafe – Fun for Seniors_Dorset Park Hub

Sisters Connected – Program for aged 15 – 22 at CICS

Women’s Wellness Patois at Malvern

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Education and Language Programs

ELT in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Engineering,…. at TDSB

English Conversation Classes -MFRS

English Conversation Club @ Scarborough East Early Years Center on Mondays and Thursdays 

English Courses for Adult Immigrants @ Wadern Adult Education Centre

ESL Classes at TSDB – Scarborough 

Free ESL Classes in Scarborough … SPECIAL FOCUS_TDSB

Frontier College – LBS Programs for Youth and Adults at New Location 

Language for Workplace Connections @ ACCES Employment 

LINC Full time and Part time classes at Midland & Finch

Literacy and Basic Skills Classes at St Leonard Adults Education Centre

Literacy & Basic Skills Literacy Classes for Youth and Adults – Scarborough Frontier College 

Literacy, Math and Computer Classes_Frontier College 


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Employment Support

ACCES Employment – Bridging Programs Contact Information

ACCES Employment Job Connections Programs

After School Program for Youth Ages 10 to 18 @ CICS Immigrant Resource Centre

Bridging Program_Healthcare, Finance and Accounting, Information Technology and Office Administration

Business Office Skills – Free Program for women interested in entry-level office Admin & Customer service 

Coaching-to-Career Program

CPAC Gateway to Banking and Finance Employment Program 

Employment Service @ Seneca Workforce Skills Centre 

Free Certificate Training Program at New Circles Community Services 

Healthcare Connections_Alternative Career Options for Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals 

HOPES – Building Strengths for Work 

HOPES -Building Strengths for Work – A program for Newcomers Struggling with Resettlement Stress 

Mentorship Program at CICS

Sales and Marketing Connections – ACCES Employment

The Mentoring Partnership at Seneca Workforce Skills Centre 

Youth Job Connection – Paid Pre-employment Training 

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Funding Opportunities & Call for Proposals

Neighborhood Grants Program funding_Deadline_May 04, 2018 – New !

OCASI Professional Education and Training Project (PET) 

TSNS Partnership Opportunities Legacy Fund_Application Deadline__Apr 13, 2018 – New !

TSNS Partnership Opportunities Legacy Fund_Application Deadline__Apr 13, 2018 – New !

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Funding Opportunities – Ongoing Call for Proposals

Metcalf Foundation Opportunity Fund – improve the economic livelihoods of Toronto’s working poor 

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Health Programs

Access to Health Care and Family Doctor for LGBTQ Newcomers 

Breakthrough – Counselling and Seminars 

Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program @ Carefirst

Carefirst Community Cardiovascular -Prevention and Rehabilitation Program

Caregiver Support Group for people with Alzheimer’s Disease @ Carefirst

Caregiver Support Group – Carefirst Family Health Team

Choices – Youth Program_Honk Fook Mental Health Association

Choices – Youth Program_Honk Fook Mental Health Association_Overview

Chronic Disease Management Program at Carefirst

Drop-in group therapy sessions for women dealing with substance abuse issues in the Scarborough Community 

Food for thought – A Healthy Lifestyle Series Workshops at SCHC

Free Dental Clinic by Toronto Public Health for Children, Parents and Seniors 

Free Service for Parents Coping with a Crying Infant Birth- 3 years

Grab Some Good – Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Other Healthy Food @ EXRESSMART Scarborough 

Health Care Services for People without Insurance in Toronto

Online course on Refugee Mental Health in French

Primary Care in French Now in Scarborough at TAIBU Community Health Centre

Project H E A L _ Free Program for Newcomers

Renal Support Group – Carefirst Family Health Team

Scarborough Postpartum Support Network – Counseling, Education, Support Groups and Referral for New Parent

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Housing and Legal Services

2015 Rent Increase Guideline 

John Howard Society – Supporting new Beginnings

John Howard Society – Supporting the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of persons who have been in conflict with the law

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Families 

New Circles – Do you need clothing – Gently worn clothing, shoes and accessories 

New Program – Comprehensive Reintegration-Rehabilitation Services for Individuals who have been trafficked

South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario Programs in Scarborough

Toronto Rent Bank for Low Income Families 

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News/Media Release/ Newsletters

75 More Units of Affordable Rental Housing in Vaughan_Mar 13, 2018 – New !

Making Life More Affordable in Ontario – Government Affordability Package Takes Aim at Rising Cost of Living in a Changing Economy_Mar 12, 2018 – New !

Ministers responsible for Immigration and the Canadian Francophonie announce joint Action Plan for Increasing Francophone Immigration_Mar 02, 2018 – New !

Ontario Expanding Job-Protected Leave for Survivors of Domestic or Sexual Violence – Workers Have the Right to Up to 17 Weeks Off, Includes Five Days of Paid Leave_Mar 13, 2018 – New !

Standing Up for a $15 Minimum Wage and Fair Workplaces – Calls to Ontario’s Employment Standards Hotline Double Following January Wage Increase_Mar 13, 2018 – New !


Ban on Disconnection of Homes this Winter for Customers of Electricity Distributors – Frequently Asked Questions

Better, Faster Emergency Care Coming to Scarborough_Feb 14, 2018 

Canada, Ontario to cooperate on maximizing the benefits of immigration_Nov 24, 2017 

Entry into force of new legislation ensuring safe access to abortion services clinics – Ontario protects women’s right to choose_Feb 01, 2018 (French) 

Global Experience Ontario December 2017 Newsletter 

Government of Canada facilitates access to Canadian citizenship for minors_Feb 16, 2018 

Government of Canada provides skills training and job opportunities for young Canadians in Toronto_Jan 23, 2018 

Government of Canada removes processing fee to hire foreign caregivers_Jan 09, 2018 

Government of Canada helps Ottawa Muslim Association protect themselves from hate-motivated crimes_Nov 27, 2017 

infolettre de décembre 2017 – Expérience Globale Ontario 

Message from the Minister of Health: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Nov 25, 2017) and 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (Nov 25 to Dec 10, 2017) 

Minister Goodale issues new direction on keeping children out of Canada’s immigration detention system and keeping families together  

Ontario Building Stronger, Safer Communities – Province Moving Forward With Largest Policing Transformation in a Generation_Nov 02, 2017 

Ontario Improving Living Spaces for People with Developmental Disabilities_Jan 09, 2018 

Ontario Improving Access to Care with Major Expansion of Toronto Western Hospital – Province Increasing Capacity for Surgeries and Post-Operative Care_Dec 04, 2017 

Ontario Introduces New Easy-to-Understand Standard Lease – New Mandatory Form Protects Tenants and Landlords_Feb 07, 2018 

Ontario’s Minimum Wage is Now $14 an Hour – Increased Paid Vacations and New Personal Emergency Days Also in Effect_Jan 02, 2018 

Ontario Passes Legislation to Modernize Construction Laws – New Legislation to Ensure Ontario Businesses and Workers Get Paid on Time_Dec 05, 2017 

Ontario Providing Free Counselling and Medication to Help Youth Quit Smoking – OHIP+ Recipients Eligible for No-Cost Care_Jan 24, 2018 

Ontario Providing More Support for Refugees and Vulnerable Newcomers – Enhanced Funding Will Help Newcomers Settle and Succeed_Jan 25, 2018 

Ontario Supporting Diverse and Inclusive Communities – Applications Now Open for 2018-2019 Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program_Nov 06, 2017 

Ontario to Welcome More Economic Immigrants in 2018 – Ontario’s Allocation for Provincial Nominee Program Increased by the Federal Government, Becoming Largest in Canada_Jan 18, 2018 

Parents and Grandparents Program reopening in new year_Dec 22, 2017 

Providing More Choice for Families in the Ontario Autism Program – Ontario Introducing a New Direct Funding Option and Additional Supports_Dec 07, 2017 

Scarborough and Rouge Hospital celebrates World Preemie Day_Media release_Nov 13, 2017 

Scarborough and Rouge Hospital Opens New Beds_Dec 05, 2017 

Sponsorship process improvements have led to backlog reduction and shorter processing times_Feb 14, 2018 

Statement by ministers of foreign affairs and international development on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women_Nov 25, 2017 

The Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Irregular Migration meet to discuss latest developments_Jan 10, 2018 

Toronto Shelter Users to Have Better Access to Health Services – Province and City Providing More Support for People that are Homeless_Jan 23, 2018 

Visa Application Centres to open around the world to assist travellers coming to Canada_Feb 23, 2018 

Vote on Ideas for the 2018 Ontario Budget Up to $5 Million will Bring Voter-Selected Ideas to Life_Jan 10, 2018 

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Research and Reports

2016 Report card – Child & Youth Mental Health – Children’s Mental Health Ontario 

A Basic Income for Canadians – What Would Change – January 2017 

C2C – Building Toronto, Creating Community Report_October 2014 

CLEO’s Centre for Research and Innovation -New discussion paper: Linking health literacy and legal capability 

Community Engagement Session – TSH Strategic Plan Report_October 2014 

Community Impact – Toronto Youth Equity Strategy_January 2014

Consumers Road – Community Services and Facilities Study_May 27, 2015  

Eglinton East LRT Presentation_May 18, 2016 

Election Ontario makes voting easy – Fact sheet 

Environmental Scan of food security networks in Toronto_July 2016 

Express Entry – Mid Year Report – July 2015 

First bulletin of the 2015 C2C City Budget campaign 

Get Emergency Ready – Personal Preparedness Guide_March 2015 

Harassment and Sexual Violence in the Workplace – Public Consultations Report – What we Heard     

Immigrant Friendly Cities Report_ February 14, 2014

Income Security – A Roadmap for Change_October 2017 

Resilient Nieghbourhood Economies – A Foundation’s strategic learning from a three-year investment in local communities_April 2016 

The Impact of Accessible Pharmacare on Health 

To Prosperity – Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy_June 25, 2015 

Toronto Police Service_The Police Community Engagement Review Report_Phase II 

Exploring the Intersections – Immigrant and Refugee Women Fleeing Violence and Experiencing Homelessness – New !

Ontario’s Immigration Strategy – Progress Report 2017 – New !

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada – Call to Action – 2015 – New !

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Settlement Support Programs

ACSA Newcomer Centre Services and Programs

Active Living Centre for Seniors 

Affiche Services en francais à Scarborough commune 

‘Afterschool Newcomer Hubs’ for youth

Building On Neighbourhood Diversity (BOND) – Weekly Drop-in for LGBTIQ+ Youth 

Centre francophone – Settlement Services in French at Storefront 

Centre francophone – Settlement Services in French at TAIBU – Malvern 

French Language Settlement Services in Scarborough

French Language Settlement Services in Scarborough (La Passerelle-I.D.É.)_ French

French Language Settlement Services in Scarborough (La Passerelle-I.D.É.)

Girls United – Empower Yourself and Share Experience_Program for Young Women 

La Passarelle – Brochure Settlement service Scarborough 

LGBTQ Support program by ASAAP in Scarborough 

Next Stop Canada – Online Pre-arrival Programs 

Newcomer Settlement Services_SAFSS

Newcomer Youth Program at East Metro 

Our House – Your House_Strengthening Families Program – EMYS 

PAWS FOR THE CAUSE – Community Safety Dog Walking -Community Walking Initiative 

Youth & Family Counselling @ Malvern Family Resource Centre 

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